Professor; Acting Chair of the Department of Communications Studies, Ph.D. University of Washington;
Research areas and interests
British Romanticism, literature and science, Judaic studies, creative writing.
Turning Points in Natural Theology from Bacon to Darwin: The Way of the Argument from Design (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012)
Shelley Among Others: The Play of the Intertext and the Idea of Language (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002)
William Blake in a Newtonian World: Argument as Art, Argument as Science (University of Oklahoma Press, 1998)
Literature and Science: Theory and Practice (ed.)(Northeastern University Press, 1990)
Interstatements (poems) (Austin: Curbstone, 1986).
Book Chapters appear in:
Romantic Science: the Literary Forms of Natural History. Ed. Noah Heringman. (SUNY Press, 2003)
The Jews and British Romanticism: Politics, Religion, Culture. Ed. Sheila A. Spector. (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005)
Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture 37, ed. Linda Zionkowski and Downing A. Thomas. (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008)
Romanticism/Judaica. Ed. Sheila Spector (Ashgate, 2011)
Articles appear in:
Studies in Romanticism, European Romantic Review, Victorian Poetry, and The Wordsworth Circle